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Rockhampton Botanic Gardens 150th Year Celebrations Postponed

Rockhampton Botanic Gardens - Jim Hindman Memorial Aviary.  Image Supplied  The 150th celebrations of the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens planned for this Saturday, have been postponed due to forecast wet weather. Rockhampton Region Mayor Margaret Strelow said the new date for the celebration will be announced in coming weeks. “Tempting as it is for...

Gladstone Port Workers Protest Against 'Sham Contracting'

Protestors outside the Gladstone office of multinational Smit Lamnalco.  Image Supplied  The exclusive provider of towage services at the Port of Gladstone has been accused of using sham contracting to undermine wages, conditions and safety after contracting out a tug delivery job traditionally undertaken by local workers. On Friday, local maritime workers protested...

Bushwalker Rescued From Cliff Face By Rescue Chopper

Image Credit: RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue  A bushwalker has been plucked to safety from a cliff face at Kemp Hill.  A little after 12.30PM on Thursday RACQ CAPRICORN RESCUE called to Kemp Hill amid reports a bush walker was trapped on a cliff face and unable to get out of their predicament...

Search For Man Missing In Central Qld Waters Scaled Back

UPDATE | The search for a 60-year-old missing in the Keppel Islands has been scaled back. The family of Gary Flower has issued a heart-felt thanks to police along with the search and rescue personnel involved in the extensive search for their much-loved family member from Dysart. Gary Flower.  Image Supplied  Gary was last...

Bid To Cut 'Smoking' Rate In Central Queensland Gets Backing

A major tobacco company is backing calls by high profile health groups for smokers to consider leaving cigarettes behind in 2020. Philip Morris Limited (PML) Managing Director, Tammy Chan said that the organisation shares many of the same goals and objectives as leading policy makers and health groups when it comes...
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